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# 44718 28-Oct-2009 19:31
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So i'm looking for ways to mount/hold the iPhone in the car. What do you guys use?

I'm thinking about going for an airvent mount, just for simplicity and it's at the right height.

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Master Geek

  # 267845 28-Oct-2009 21:14
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Yeah I use an airvent mount and it works fine for me although it does wobble around a fair bit. Depends on the shape and size of you airvent fins I guess.

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Master Geek

  # 267914 29-Oct-2009 06:46
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I am also looking for a solution for my iphone 3gs, but wanting something that charges and has an fm transmittor to my stereo.  I have an incipio feather case on the back so would be good to get something that would fit it without having to take it out.

Finally something where the phone could be turn landscape for satnav use.

Would consider a combination of solutions it people felt they worked.

Any suggestions would be great :)




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Uber Geek


  # 267920 29-Oct-2009 07:23
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I've found that Car based FM Transmitters are useless in Auckland, I've tried a number of them from an expensive Belkin one to a cheap one. The problem is there is too many FM Stations in Auckland so you cannot find a free channel which works all the time. It'll work for 5 mins, you go around a corner or over a hill and it stuffs up again and you get interferance again..


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  # 267952 29-Oct-2009 08:55
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a proclip usa 915290 - Adjustable Holder with Tilt Swivel and Pass-Through Connector for charging / audio

its quite expensive, but works great  (its a 2 part solution need the mount for your vehicle as well)

@mpvincent   i agree with LennonNZ fm transmitters suck in auckland, i ditched it and went for a wired solution into the factory steroe using its AUX port, which also charges the phone.

If you want the name of a car audio place in auckland that has a clue with the above send me a PM

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Ultimate Geek

  # 268034 29-Oct-2009 11:41
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FM solutions for iphones are a poor solution. If possible get a compatible head unit, one that supports a direct ipod / iphone connection. The required cable is rather cheap when i got mine ($35).

Connect it up, and control it from the head unit, charges the iphone as well.

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Uber Geek

  # 268065 29-Oct-2009 12:21
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Check out All you ever wanted for all you ever wanted to pay!

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Ultimate Geek

  # 268130 29-Oct-2009 14:31
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man that dealextreme is extremely cheap! Have you bought from there satch?

Also will a 3g car charger charge a 3gs? My pioneer ipod connector unit doesn't anymore

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Uber Geek


  # 268180 29-Oct-2009 16:37
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Hmm, how bad is the wobble with the air vent holder? Frustrating?

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Uber Geek

  # 268286 29-Oct-2009 21:11
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djpaubes: man that dealextreme is extremely cheap! Have you bought from there satch?

Also will a 3g car charger charge a 3gs? My pioneer ipod connector unit doesn't anymore

I've purchased a number of things from them now.  They are legit, and you can't go past the free shipping!  Although recently the shipping has become a little slower.  But still worth the wait for the prices!

Not sure exactly which 3G car charger you are looking at, but if it is this one here then I have purchased two.  One for my 3GS which does work, and another ordered today for my girlfriend's recently purchased 3G.

Oh, and they might hate me for saying this, but a lot of the gadgets for sale on the "one item a day" websites over here seem to be sourced from Deal Extreme.  You can normally pick up the same thing cheaper by purchasing direct...

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  # 268289 29-Oct-2009 21:17
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Just got one of these, bluetooth and ipod/iphone integration

Probably the best one around for Iphone as you do not need to get any extra $100 cables

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Master Geek


  # 268297 29-Oct-2009 21:35
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lummie: Just got one of these, bluetooth and ipod/iphone integration

Probably the best one around for Iphone as you do not need to get any extra $100 cables

This URl returns an error.. I would be keen to see what you were linking to.

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  # 268326 29-Oct-2009 22:13
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Dam!, its a JVC KD-R805 HEAD UNIT has the best price i have seen around for it to

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